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TPP: A ‘Path To Yes’ On Trade, But Paul Ryan Blocks It

TPP: A ‘Path To Yes’ On Trade, But Paul Ryan Blocks It
The “fast track” trade bill introduced last week by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a number of problems. It sets aside Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and essentially pre-approves the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the public and most of Congress even sees it. Unfortunately, the Senate bill does not specify firm and sufficient objectives to make TPP a trade bill that could work for 99 percent of Americans.
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20 Years of Data Reveals 'Free Trade' Fallacies

20 Years of Data Reveals 'Free Trade' Fallacies
Fast-tracked international trade deals have led to exploding U.S. trade deficits, soaring food imports into the U.S., increased off-shoring of American jobs, and an "unprecedented rise in income inequality," according to new data released Thursday by the watchdog group Public Citizen.
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What You Need To Know About Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Rhetoric

What You Need To Know About Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Rhetoric
President Obama is likely to use the State of the Union to push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the rigged fast track trade promotion authority. Here are some facts to counter the expected public relations campaign.
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Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster
Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is the TPP would be a disaster.
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